Enhanced English Teacher

A blog about using technology in an English classroom

Great Reads

My Google Books Library Link

Books on my Kindle in a random order:

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

The Odyssey translated by Robert Fagles

Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Prince by Machiavelli

Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Autobiography of Ben Franklin

Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky

The Holy Bible

Taking your iPhone to the Max by Erica Sadun

Commencement Speech to his Nephew’s Graduating Class by Mitch Albom

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

Wikinomic by Dan Tapscott and Anthony Williams

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Books on my bookshelf that I enjoy:

Harry Potter Books

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Macintosh iLife 08 in the Classroom by Jim Heid and Ted Lai

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

A Painted House by John Grisham

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Hot words for the SAT by Linda Carnevale

Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts 4-12 by Kelly Gallagher

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Lonestar Nation by H.W. Brands

Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley

Dreams From my Father by Barack Obama

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

John Adams by David McCullough

Web reads that are interesting:

Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction “The New York Times

When “21st Century Schooling” Just Isn’t Good Enough: A Modest Proposal

Quest or Jaunt? Know your road trip profile

Love is a Fallacy

Why Write About Superheroes?

The Onion: Underfunded Schools Forced to Cut Past-Tense From Language Programs

Many Americans Can Read But Can’t Comprehend

Debtor’s Prism

Is Google Making us Stupid?

The End of Solitude

Books I Teach:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

The Odyssey – currently using an excerpt in the textbook

Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam

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